Skip to comments.VP hopeful Palin attended 5 colleges in 6 years
Posted on 09/04/2008 5:21:30 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin attended five colleges in six years before graduating from the University of Idaho in 1987. Federal privacy laws prohibit the schools from disclosing her grades, and none of the schools contacted by The Associated Press could say why she transferred. There was no indication any of them were contacted as part of the background investigation of Palin by presidential candidate John McCain's campaign. "Our office was not contacted by anyone," said Tania Thompson, spokeswoman for the University of Idaho in Moscow. Palin, the governor of Alaska, was born in Idaho. Her family moved when she was only a few months old to Alaska, where she was raised. She began college at Hawaii Pacific University, a private, nonsectarian school in Honolulu. She attended only as a freshman during the fall of 1982, school spokeswoman Crystale Lopez said. Then known as Sarah Louise Heath, she was in the business administration program as a full-time student, Lopez said.
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Sorry. I forgot to warn the humor impaired.
Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Rush never even graduated and they turned out pretty good.
Even, worse, there was no indication they contacted CaptRon, so how thorough could this vetting be?
At least she finished school with a degree. Can we talk Algore?
I’m loving the media scramble to smear Palin. Every time they find something to criticize about her, they find some pretty ordinary normal thing that she has in common with many voters. Hard to make that fly, isn’t it? On the other hand, the criticism of Obama (terrorist and racist friends) - I don’t know too many voters that have that in common with him.
Can’t they come up with something better. What BO admitted to was a felony. I don’t think 5 colleges in 6 years is a crime.
I seriously thought this was from the Onion when I started reading it. I don’t even know what to say about something so absolutely ridiculous.
Translation: Damn, where's the mud when we need it?
There is NO double dipping.
Let AP show us pictures of Osama Obama Bin Ladin HUSSEIN with his Frat brothers like his boy Reggie Love, and Bill Ayers, Tony Rezko, and all his Chicago Thug Friends! Oh, AP has said nothing about ALL of Obie’s school records, medical records, Birth Certificates, and everything else about HUSSEIN is LOCKED DOWN, TOTALLY AND ABSOLUTELY!!!
Obama’s campaign is making Hitler look like an amateur:-P
No wonder Obie had pictures of CHE’ hanging in his campaign office(s)!
Me, too. That’s so normal around here. Students go to one school for generals, then transfer credits to another where they go for core courses, and/or take classes from different schools at one time. Now that more classes are online, the options really open up.
These “journalists” are the ones who are totally out of touch with Americans.
Seven U.S. Presidents had NO COLLEGE DEGREE at all.
Martin Van Buren
Harry S Truman
Let me say in full throat: “MSM: Go Impregnate Yourselves!” You are maggots on the body of America.
I attended 3 colleges in one year, two in one semester! (took a night class in architecture at a community college just for fun). I think I accumulated transcripts from at least 7 colleges before I had enough credits to graduate. Of course I was moving around a lot and switched majors at least 4 times.
They are desperate. They are probably contacting all of the Blockbuster stores to see how many times she has returned movies late, denying other viewers the opportunity to see important movies in a timely fashion. If she has ever had a parking ticket, we will know about every one by next Wednesday. Her beauty pageant answers to judges' questions are very likely ready for the moment Obama's numbers go below McCain's, so they can paint her as ditsy.
I sent money to the RNC today, something I swore I would never do until the GOP got some claws.
I attended four colleges and universities before I graduated in 6 years. What’s the BFD?
While they’re at, why not post Obama’s Occidental College records, Columbia College records, Columbia Thesis paper, Harvard College records, and his Selective Service Registration?
"What was she running from? Or couldn't handle it?"
Palin Faces Tough Questions, Could Lose VP
"Scholars say "behavior suggests serious mental problem."
Don’t mind me, I just lack sense of humor.............
Is this all they can do? Stop humanizing her - we can’t take it any longer!
The MSM is pointing out that Palin is one of those horrid commoners who attended a, gasp, state college rather than a Marxist Ivy League school.
Don’t kill the messenger, guys!
The driveby media is still flailing wildly. Meanwhile, many of the biggest democrat mouthpieces.... Hollywood actors.....never graduated college at all.
No need to point it out. It was obvious.
So what? It took me 4 years to finish a 3 year program. Money..family obligations. Except for a surprise 100 dollar grant I had to pay for everything myself.
Most probably Louis Farrakkon and his sidekick Rev. Wright and most likely they pulled the strings to get both of them in and funded them fully thru the whole experience from church and Muslim coffers.... Just thinkin!!!
Ok, maybe I am missing something but I count:
1. She went as a true Frosh to Hawaii Pacific and only stayed on semmester.
2. Possibly like many true Frosh who transfer after one year, she did not like her school and did not do well. For whatever reason, she transfered to a JUCO, Northern Idaho College.
3. Then she transfered to University of Idaho from which she graduated. This is quite a normal college progression.
4. One semmester she went to a JUCO in Alaska, Matanuska-Susitna College. It is hardly unsual for an out of state student to spend a term at a JUCO near their home.
By my count then this is four schools. Note two are JUCOs where you can not get a four year degree. So that means you must transfer if you want to graduate.
In addition, Governor Palin was in college the following academic years:
So beside having the number of schools wrong the article also has the number of years wrong.
I understand she wasn’t toilet trained until she was three years old. Do we really want a pants-pooper a heartbeat away from the Presidency?
They also had Sara as a member of the Alaskan Independence Party for a few hours until they found out that wasn’t true. This is true ‘journalism’ at work. / sarcasm
Let’s see 18 year old daughter of two school teachers goes to a private school far away from home. Probably expensive, and either she got homesick, or didn’t live up to mom and dad’s expectations, and at that price mom and dad probably had certain expecations. Off to junior college, where she learned to appreciate an education. Then off to finish at the state university, with a semester at home, where she picked up a few credits before returning to the state university to finish up.
Sounds kind of similar to my education. Went to college, decided to change to another college. Spent one semester and hated it. Got sick and skipped a semester. Went back to my original college and picked up extra credits at my hometown junior college over the summers to graduate on time. I guess that counts as four colleges. People still consider me to be a bright person.
OMG what a scandal. Yawn.
You have to treat this stuff the way it deserves to be treated. It’s a NON-ISSUE. Next pathetic attempt, please.
ridiculous Gyro reporter
I attended 0 colleges for six years. (also over my lifetime so far....) Do I win?
I started at NYU for communications. Then went to Kean for Comp Sci. Took some electronics and Unix courses at county. MBA at RU. Project Management Cert from Phoenix Online. etc. etc.....
But then again, I’m not as accomplished in any way shape or form as Mrs. Palin.
Psstt...AP...while in second grade, she had to sit in the corner for passing a note.
I can’t believe these idiots actually think this is worth printing.
BFD. I attended 3 schools in one year while an undergrad.
Ouch!! Best one of the day!
But does Obie Kanoobi Obama HUSSEIN pass any of those requirements to be President of The United States?
I dare say he does NOT! and the AP is hiding that basic fact!
This is what panicked desperation looks like. It brings a smile to my face.
Let them find things out. Whatever she did...Obama has done worse..AND HE'S ADMITTED IT...drugs...etc....Unbelievable.
Same count here.
I also once worked with a tech who had her BS & over 300 undergrad semester units. Her excuse was that she didn't want to get a graduate degree before her husband was able to get his.
Yea, we haven’t seen ANYTHING about his years at Columbia, have we?
Can’t figure out why this is news. I attended 4 colleges myself. It’s a royal pain whenever I have to have transcripts because I have to send for a transcript for each school.
Another far reach by another liberal journalist. Nobody is going to care abot this.
Fotunately this is all backfiring on the media so far. Rasmussen says 52% of people polled believe the media is trying to derail her candidacy.
Just read Clarence Thomas' book, and he had some interesting comments, lots of them, about quota admissions.
Seems because he put his race on his application, he became a quota admission, even though he had the grades to get in without the quota, and he feels (and has some anecdotal evidence to prove) that his Yale law degree is not worth what Bill and Hill's and Michael Medved's, non-quota admissions all, is.
He said he got a price stamp off a cheap cigar and put it on the glass front of his Yale diploma, and hung it on the wall of his office when he was with the Missouri Attorney General John Danforth's office. He says now it hangs on his home office wall with the 15 cent price tag still on it - he hasn't taken it to his Supreme Court office.
He has lots to say about the quality of public education, all of it we conservatives would affirm. He pretty much beggared himself to keep his son Jamal in private schools.
It's a thoroughly enjoyable book. I highly recommend it.
Come to think of it, I’ve attended about 5 or 6 schools over an entire scholastic period of about 8 years. I have 190 credit hours - and no degree.
I’ll figure out what I want to be when I grow up one of these days :-)
"Seven years of college down the drain.
Might as well join the f***ing Peace Corps."
After seven years in the Active Duty Army, I went to apply for college aid, and they told me I had to register for Selective Service.
SInce Obama did not need aid why should he? Just like me and you?
She went to Hawaii for one semester and either didn't like it, got homesick, or it was too expensive.
Transferred to a two year college because those are cheaper.
Transferred the Associate's to the university, just like I did, again, cheaper.
Took a semester off to go home and took a few classes while there.
Returned to Idaho and finished.
And I only counted four colleges listed.